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The Darkening Glass (2009)

by Paul Doherty

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Pleasanthistorical murder type mystery.Prolific author,easy reading ( )
  babybelle | Sep 11, 2013 |
This book is excellent and historically accurate as I have come to expect of Paul Doherty. I love the Mathilde series, and this is the 3 book in the series. The action is set in and around York in spring and summer of 1312. Edward II and his wife Catherine are on the throne of England. There is lots of intrigue and plotting in the book, and lots of murders that Mathilde is commissioned by her King and Queen to solve. Historically, at this time, Edward II is at war with his earls and barons over the favourite Gavestone. There is also war between England and Robert the Bruce in Scotland. Mathilde is working against the clock to determine who is murdering Gavestone's followers one by one. I love the period detail; I love the characters and I love the plot. Wonderful! ( )
  Romonko | Jun 2, 2009 |
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He who loses the most...
is judged the more brave and the stronger.
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For members of the Richard John Stephenson family from the past, present and future
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I awake. The dark fell of night presses down.
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Mathilde of Westminster must face a dangerous foe in the third novel in Paul Doherty's acclaimed series. March 1312 and England is divided. Edward II is in conflict with his barons over royal favourite Gaveston, and Queen Isabella is momentously pregnant with the first union of Plantagenet and Capetian blood. Meanwhile, rebel Robert Bruce prowls the Scottish border seeking advancement. Mathilde of Westminster senses a challenge for the throne is imminent. When the great Earls step up their campaign, the King and Queen are forced to flee to a fortified priory in Tynemouth, now vulnerable to the Scottish marauders on land and Bruce's allies at sea. With threats all around, the royal party can only despair when one of their camp is murdered. Will Mathilde be able to find the perpetrator before the King loses control of the throne?

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Mathilde of Westminster must once again face a dangerous foe. With Robert Bruce prowling the Scottish border seeking advancement she senses a challenge for the throne is imminent. When the great Earls step up their campaign, the King and Queen are forced to flee to a fortified priory in Tynemouth.… (more)

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